Dec 10, 2013

Pop Expo 2013! (Pic Heavy!)



Today's post isn't really makeup related, but I just went to the Ottawa Pop Expo and thought I would do a post about it, along with a cool shop I found in the vendor area! I also bought a few things of course and I will show those too! The above photo is me in front of the Ghostbusters van. You are about to find out just how big a nerd I am.

Ottawa Pop Expo is sort of like a sci-fi convention but more for television and movies in general. I did find once I was there that there was still a ton of science fiction stuff, which I was pleased about. I went with three friends from work and we got there at about 9am, an hour early. We figured there would be a line, but we were wrong. We went on the second day, so I'm not sure why we were worried. We had to sit around and wait for an hour because we were so early, but eventually we got in.

Pop Expo is definitely the smallest convention I have ever been to. It was basically one giant warehouse sized room of vendors and signature booths. On either side there were a few smaller rooms for panels and such. Regardless of that, there were still a few celebrities there, and some famous cosplayers who were taking pictures and doing autographs.

Tom Felton from Harry Potter was there as well as a couple of actors from The Walking Dead. One of my friends waited in line for a signature from Norman Reedus who plays Daryl on The Walking Dead. I was most excited to see Jason Momoa though! He played Ronan on Stargate Atlantis as well as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. I love Stargate and I must admit I have a bit of a crush on the guy (he's married oh well). We went to his Q&A panel at the end of the day and it was great! On to some pictures!!!

These life-sized Daleks were walking around before the convention started. There was a little kid dressed as a tardis standing in the middle there. The Daleks were promoting the Doctor Who booth inside and when they saw this kid they said, "We think you as a little Tardis would enjoy seeing a bigger Tardis very much." in their awesome robot voices. It was pretty funny.


Me and Jango Fett on top and then K-9 from Doctor Who.

On top: This girls costume was awesome! She was Lady Deadpool. Bottom: My friend and some muppet things and a cute kid.

On top: Actor Scott Wilson signing autographs. Middle: Some Storm Troopers at a game where you could shoot at them. Bottom: Just me and a couple of doctors in front of the Tardis!

Top: The Ghostbusters car. Bottom: Jason Momoa during the Q&A. I had a really hard time getting an actual photo of him that wasn't blurry, but this is the projector for people in the back row. He was really funny and I enjoyed his Q&A session a lot!

Now I will quickly show you the things I got and be done. This post is going to be way too long!

Top: Some comic books I got. Another Buffy comic to add to my collection and a bunch of Green Lantern stuff out of the $1 comic book bins. Yes I'm 23 years old and I still read comic books! Bottom: The awesome dress by Sourpuss that I got. There are little Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein heads all over it and some eyeballs and whatnot for good measure. It is quite short but I can get away with it if I have some tights on. It comes with a thin black faux leather belt too.

The last thing I got was from the cutest booth in the entire place. It was called Angelyques Trinkets and it was run by this adorable girl who hand makes all these amazing accessories! I bought this:

It is a D20 necklace that is various shades of green. I thought the acid green in it matched my dress well. She also made a ton of other adorable accessories, many with a nerdy theme, but not all. She has an Etsy store that you can check out. My absolute favourites are the little crowns that come on a headband. There are some plain metal ones and then ones that have glass panes on them. I didn't get one but as soon as I get all my holiday pay this year I am ordering myself some fanciful crowns! They are just too cute! I suggest you check out her store.

That's everything I did/got on my Pop Expo adventure! I hope this wasn't too long. Have you ever been to any conventions?

9 comments:

  1. That looks like fun! The Frankenstein dress is so cute!!

    -Kristin
    meetmeonthebrightside.com

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    1. Thank you! It was a ton of fun.

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  2. Love those stockings you wore to the Expo! I need a pair that have some pattern to them. Are you Canadian as well? I have been to Ottawa...There wasn't much to do or see there lol so at least you found something cool to do.

    -Erica
    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Ottawan born and bred. It's pretty darn boring here that's the general consensus.... That's what you get in a government city. At least it's still a relatively big place so I get most of the good shops and whatnot. I plan on moving somewhere more exciting like Vancouver or New Zealand eventually.

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    2. Also I ripped the tights... It was a sad moment! But thank you, they were from Mark's Work Wearhouse of all places.

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  3. Lovely blog, cool lipstick and no way, you got to meet k9!
    -Magenta xxx

    http://lovinglouboutins.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! And yeah, it was pretty awesome the guy controlling him had him follow along with me and my friend for a minute!

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  4. Looks like so much fun! Not exactly Sci-Fi but those muppet/Sesame Street costumes are AWESOME. I've been to a few conventions, including a Star Trek one where my friend sprang for the ridiculously expensive celebrity photo op with the folks that played Riker and Counselor Troi on TNG. Ah, the nerdy memories.

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    1. Yeah this convention didn't really have a theme. It was like anything television basically. At the last comicon I went to my boyfriends awesome parents bought me a photo op with Felicia Day which I freaked out about. I don't even look good in the picture because I have crazed fan face on.

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